Taneytown man charged with possession of drugs packaged for distribution
By Heather Cobun and Carroll County Times
May 06, 2015 | 10:19 PM
A Taneytown man is charged with possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and related offenses after police say he had marijuana and ecstasy packaged for distribution in his car during a traffic stop.
Kolton Kenneth Wheeler, 19, of the unit block of Monocacy Circle, is charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia, according to electronic court files.
Wheeler was released from the Carroll County Detention Center Monday on $5,000 unsecured bond.
Wheeler's vehicle was stopped by a Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy April 10 for speeding on Md. 140 near Tyrone Road, according to charging documents. During the stop, the deputy smelled what he believed to be raw marijuana and asked Wheeler if there were drugs in the car.
Wheeler emptied a backpack that was sitting on the passenger seat, and the deputy saw an empty container and several plastic bags containing trace amounts of marijuana, according to the documents.
After searching the car, the deputy found a plastic bag with smaller bags containing ecstasy, a smoking device, a container of marijuana seeds, a digital scale and two jars containing individual bags of marijuana, according to the documents.
Wheeler was given a citation for speeding April 10, and the deputy applied for the drug charges and received a warrant Sunday, according to electronic court files.